Dr. Fredrick Namenya Were, MD, MMed, PhD, is the Professor of Perinatal & Neonatal Medicine at the University of Nairobi, the Head of the Unit of Child Health, and the Chief Research Adviser Executive Director of Kenya Paediatric Association. He is also Visiting Professor at The Aga Khan University, East Africa.
Along with his current roles in the University of Nairobi, Dr. Were provides clinical services at Kenyatta National Hospital and supports the Ministry of Health on national committees in various areas of child health. He has been active in the World Health Organization’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) in Immunization, Maternal and Newborn Health, and served as Scientific Advisory Committee Faculty in the area of Childhood Vaccines and Immunization of the Global Vaccine Alliance (GAVI).
Dr. Were received his MBCHB, MMED and PhD from the University of Nairobi. He trained and qualified as Perinatal and Newborn Medicine Specialist at The Monash University’s Medical Centre in Melbourne Australia.
He is Vice Chair of PATH's Board of Directors and is a member of the Governance, Impact & Responsibility Committee.
Appointed to the board: March 2021